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Leaders around the world salute Joe Biden

The President of the European Commission, the President of Germany, the Prime Ministers and high-ranking officials of many countries welcomed the new US President Joe Biden, expressing their “impatience” to work with the new US Government.

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“Congratulations to Joe Biden, who was sworn in as President of the United States, and to Kamala Harris for the historic presidency. “The American leadership is vital to all of our issues, from climate change to Covid, and I look forward to working with President Biden,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote on Twitter.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement: “The United States is back. And Europe is ready. To reconnect with an old and trusted partner, to breathe new life into our precious alliance. “I look forward to working with Joe Biden.”

Earlier, in a video message, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that today “is a good day for democracy”, adding that he was “relieved” that Joe Biden would be the next White House resident. “I know many in Germany share this sentiment,” he added.

The Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez stressed that “Biden's (electoral) victory is the victory of democracy over the far right and its three methods: mass deception, ethnic division and the abuse, even by violent means, of democratic institutions. ». He continued: “Five years ago we thought Trump was a bad joke, but five years later we realized he was endangering the world's most powerful democracy.”

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, speaking in parliament on Tuesday, also said he was “looking forward” to working with Biden. “We have a strong, common agenda, from the effective multilateralism we both want, to climate change, the green and digital transition and social inclusion policy.”

From Dublin, Irish Prime Minister Michael Martin greeted Biden, a “true friend” of Ireland, recalling his Irish origins. “While swearing in, I know that President Biden will feel the weight of history, the presence of his Irish ancestors who left Mayo and Louth during the famine, in search of hope,” he said in a statement. deepens cooperation “between the two countries.

In a statement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Biden and Harris. “President Biden, you and I have had a warm personal friendship for many decades. “I look forward to working together to further strengthen the US-Israel alliance, to continue to expand peace between Israel and the Arab world, and to address common challenges, the most important of which is Iran.”

A spokesman for the Palestinian group Hamas, Fawzi Barhoum, said the Islamist movement “does not regret Trump's departure” which was “the biggest source and sponsor of injustice, violence and extremism in the world and its direct partner”. Israeli occupier in attacks on our people. “

“President Joe Biden must reverse the unjust policies against our people and lay the foundations for security and stability in the region,” he added.

Source: politis.com.cy

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